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Brewed by Charles Wells
Style: English Strong Ale
Bedford, England

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RATINGS: 1437   WEIGHTED AVG: 2.97/5   EST. CALORIES: 156   ABV: 5.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bottled, Pasteurised.
This dark golden coloured ale hugs the palate with great intensity. Its malty aroma is complemented by the gentle nose of Banana. Its flavour unfolds with a sensual sparkle and a smart crispness, which balances its aroma perfectly. Tropically fruity; its ripe banana flavour, emphasised by a hint of bitterness, comes from the addition of real fair trade bananas and finishes with an emphatic, steely dryness.
2005 Recipe changed from 5.5% to 5.2%


2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
asheft (2895) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 17, 2013
Bottle. Skunky sweet banana aroma with a tiny bit of brown sugar. Clear copper under a bubbly, lasting white sheet and ring. Sweet, but not overly, banana and sweet base malt flavour with very low bitterness and watery. Light body, moderate carbonation, lingering banana.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
curepute (141) - New York, USA - JAN 14, 2014
Nose is lagerish with a good hint of sweet banana and caramel. Dark golden, bright and clear. Taste is: a light ale with banana, caramel, light hops. Finishes with light bitterness. Reminds me of crap beer I drank when I was young (but with bananas thrown in).

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 6/20
dmacdonald225 (9) - Wisconsin, USA - FEB 16, 2014 does not count
Pours a transparent amber with little head. Slight smell of stale bananas. Taste is heavy on bananas and a bit metallic. Banana aftertaste lingers a bit. Not a great beer but rather average. Worth a try.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Gerbeer (2921) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAR 14, 2014
Bottel. Pours an orange amber with light head. Flavor of oil and rancid bananas. Flavors are similar though more palatable. Overall just unique. Not worth trying again.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
CpyNPrnT (601) - Indiana, USA - JUL 28, 2014
Aroma of banana, taste is banana, bready malt, metallic, mild alcohol. Its okay.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
coranc (35) - IRELAND - DEC 7, 2014
Bottle. Pours a clear filtered amber colour. Aroma of bananas, faint spice/clove, bread. Think this one is just not for me.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Alexi91 (437) - Bristol/Romsey, Hampshire, ENGLAND - FEB 28, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 16, 2015 Origin: Bottle. Vessel: Bottle. Locale: House (Bristol). Sweet banana flavour, mid-to-high carbonation.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
coyforce (684) - California, USA - JUL 16, 2015
This beer has a strong metallic flavor that hits the tongue quickly but the aftertaste is mild banana. Overall OK but not great.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ferris (10747) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 7, 2015
Bottle - Biscuit and banana. Clear gold with a decent beige head. Sweet candy banana and light bitterness. Not a fan.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
melush (2421) - SPAIN - APR 9, 2016
Bottle 50cl / Botella 50cl. @ El Corte Ingles, Sevilla, España. A: Golden / Dorado. T/S: Cereal, banana, sweet / Cereal, banana, dulce.


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